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CLEP Analyzing And Interpreting Literature

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1. A strong pause within a line.

2. A metrical foot represented by two stressed syllables.

3. A comparison between essentially unlike things without an explicitly comparative word such as 'like' or 'as'.

4. An intensification of the conflict in a story or play.

5. A long - statle poem in stanzas of varied length - meter - and form.

6. A six-line unit of verse constituting a stanza or section of a poem.

7. The use of symbols in literature to convey meaning.

8. The point after the climax where the action begins to drop off and the events of the plot become clear or are explained in some way.

9. The dictionary meaning of a word.

10. The way people speak in various parts of the country or around the world.

11. A type of form or structure in poetry characterized by regularity and consistency in such elements as rhyme - line length - and metrical pattern.

12. Words and phrases that vividly recreate a sound - sight - smell - touch - or taste for the reader by appealing to the senses.

13. The series of events that make up a story or drama.

14. A struggle or clash between opposing characters - forces - or emotions.

15. The person who 'tells' the story.

16. A lyrical poem that laments the dead.

17. A character struggles against some outside force.

18. A long narrative poem that records the adventures of a hero.

19. A figure of speech involving exaggeration.

20. Then narrator is a character in the story and tells the reader his/her story using the pronoun 'I'.

21. Hints of what is to come in the action of a play or story.

22. A figure of speech in which a writer or speaker says less than what he or she means.

23. A person - place - thing or event that has meaning in itself and also stands for something more than itself.

24. A character struggles with himself/herself and his/her opposing needs.

25. A figure of speech in which two completely unlike things are compared.

26. The turning point of the action in the plot of a play or story. It represents the point of greatest tension in the work.

27. The time and place of a story or play.

28. The resolution of the plot of a literarture work.

29. A poem of thirty-nine lines and written in iambic pentameter.

30. The main character of a literary work.

31. A figure of speech in which an inanimate object animal - or idea is given human qualities or characteristics.

32. The difference between what a character expects and what the reader knows will happen.

33. A character who contrsts and parallels the main character in a play or story.

34. A tension created as the reader becomes involved in a story and when the author leaves the reader in doubt about what is coming next.

35. The reason the author has written a piece of literature.

36. A stressed syllable followed by two unstressed ones.

37. A brief witty poem - often satirical.

38. An imaginary person that inhabits a literary work.

39. Imitates another literary work using humor usually to make the author and/or the work appear ridiculous.

40. A moment of insightfulness when a character realizes some truth.

41. A phrase or expression that has been repeated so often it has lost its significance.

42. A concrete representation of a sense impression - a feeling - or an idea.

43. The difference between what the character or the reader expects what the character or the reader expects and what actually happens.

44. As the conflict(s) develop and the characters attempt to revolve those conflicts - suspense builds.

45. A figure of speech in which a closely related term is substituted for an object or idea.

46. What a story or play is about.

47. A nineteen-line lyric poem that relies heavily on repetition.

48. A customary feature of a literary work - such as the use of a chorus in Greek tragedy - the inclusion of an explicit moral in a fable - or the use of a particular rhyme scheme in a villanelle.

49. A figure of speech in which two things are compared using 'like' or 'as'.

50. A fourteen-line poem in iambic pentameter.